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, tokyo. >>> let's look at the latest in business news with ai uchida. there was a big jump in stock markets. >> european and u.s. markets up overnight. new york stocks surged over 200 points tuesday, marking their largest one-day gain this year. the dow jones industrial average finished the day at 12,587, up 202 points or 1.6%. the key index opened sharply higher following a robust earnings report from ibm. market sentiment received a further boost after president barack obama expressed support for a bipartisan proposal to cut budget deficits. >>> stocks weren't the only thing that rose. u.s. housing starts in june jumped from the previous month. attention is now focused on whether the housing market which is a major component of the u.s. economy continues on a full recovery track. the commerce department says housing starts stood at an annualized 629,000 units, that's up over 14% from may. the figure is far above the market expectation of 570,000 units. building permits which are an indicator of the prospects for the housing market also rose 2.5%. >>> and now let's take a look at j
with into the next 24 to 48 hours. all right. as we head now up to the big picture, severe storms are going to be pushing along the northern tier of the u.s. around i think the heaviest rain is going to be in north dakota, maybe south dakota getting some of that as well as montana. as for up toward canada, alberta and saskatchewan, maybe moderate showers out here. they won't be as intense. showers will be pushing into the northeast. that's nottet a bad thing. it will be helping to push the temperatures down into the weekend. take a look at the highs forecast for friday. 37, new york city, 39 in d.c. and to give you an idea of the departure from average, we're talking about, philadelphia, nine above average, boston, nine above average. so this unrelenting heat is going to be with most of you for the next few days. do take care if that is you. all right. into europe, to the west, showers, nothing too substantial. but the heavy rain is going to be continuing across scandinavia, down through northern germany, and pulling into the baltic states as well. along the front the storms moving down int
, too, over the course of today. it's a big concern and turning very stormy. now, let's forecast path towards the north a little bit more over the course of today and then veers quickly out and heads out in towards the east and this is a fairly slow-moving system and it's large so a wide area's going to be impacted. and we are going to continue to see that stormy weather over the next couple of days. now, of course, plenty of rainfall, especially along the pacific side and in addition to that, damaging winds, dangerous surf conditions and potential for landslides as well as flooding. rainfall amounts in the next 24 hours into wednesday morning as much as 800 millimeters for the section and some of these areas have already seen a lot of rainfall in the past 24 hours, too. so amounts are easily going to hit almost a meter high. very, very wet conditions. do want to watch out for over the next few days. >> all right. we'll be checking back for the latest in those -- in that situation. so japan's women's soccer team arrived home after winning the world cup for the first time. the team arr
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